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[Fwd: Re: font licensing]



Hello. 

I've contacted a number of font authors about licensing their truetype
fonts under free licenses and a number of them have responded
positively. 

I've been asking authors who are willing, to look at the gpl, mit, and
artistic licenses and select the one they like the best. As I'm sure
will happen again, the individual in the letter below decided to write
his own license. He has a number of fonts that he's willing to
license, although most of them are decorative fonts. 

Please review the license below and let me know if it meets the
dfsg. I think it does, but I'm unsure of this clause:

"3] A modified font can be included in any non-profit and for-profit
   software package as long as it's done free of charge with the
   rules above met.  The person(s) who modified the font may not
   profit from the modified font whatsoever."

thank you
  
  michael

----- Forwarded message from Brian Kent <kentpw@norwich.net> -----

Hi,

  I have written up a font license.  I've never done something like this before,
since font making is just a hobby for me, so I'm not sure if the license agreement I
made covers everything that should be covered.  I've attached the text file to this
e-mail and just in case it doesn't send properly, I uploaded it here:
http://aenigma.cellosoft.com/other/aefontslicense.zip

  To make my fonts I use Illustrator to create the characters and I use FontLab,
ScanFont and/or Fontographer to compile and tweak the fonts.  The font programs
usually auto-hint the characters.  All of my older fonts were auto-hinted but now I
usually release my newer fonts without hints or a few hints (the hints can sometimes
mess up the way the font is displayed on the screen).

--
From
Brian Kent
kentpw@norwich.net
?NIGMA GAMES & FONTS
http://www.aenigmafonts.com/


1. ?NIGMA FONTS License Grant.

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person using
these Fonts and associated files to:

1] Install and use the fonts in any medium.

2] Distribute the fonts, provided that you include all of the
   original associated files, free of charge.

3] Include the fonts in any non-profit software packages without
   express written permission from the author.

4] Include the fonts in any for-profit software packages with
   express written permission from the author.



2. Modification rights and limitations.

You may modify a font, provided that you meet all of these rules:

1] You may add or change glyphs in the original fonts, provided that
   the original font name remains intact, but can be augmented.

2] You may distribute a modified font, free of charge, provided that
   you include:

  a) information stating that ?NIGMA FONTS and/or Brian Kent was the
     original creator of the original font * @

  b) the original font and it's associated files included with the
     font package (OPTIONAL).

  c) information on what was modified within the font and who
     modified the font, with contact information *

  d) this licensing agreement *

* = This information can be included as a separate text file included
    with the font package.

@ = ?NIGMA FONTS can be spelled as ?NIGMA FONTS or AENIGMA FONTS

3] A modified font can be included in any non-profit and for-profit
   software package as long as it's done free of charge with the
   rules above met.  The person(s) who modified the font may not
   profit from the modified font whatsoever.


3. Disclaimer

The FONT SOFTWARE and any related file is provided "as is" without
warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, without
limitation, the implied warranties or merchantability, fitness for
a particular purpose, or noninfringement. The entire risk arising
out of use or performance of the FONT SOFTWARE remains with you.

In no event shall ?NIGMA FONTS/Brian Kent be liable for any damages
whatsoever arising out of the use of or inability to use this FONT
SOFTWARE and any related file.



4. Contact Information

If you have any questions or comments you can e-mail me (Brian Kent)
at:  kentpw@norwich.net

You can visit ?NIGMA FONTS at:  http://www.aenigmafonts.com/


----- End forwarded message -----

-- 
michael cardenas | lead software engineer | lindows.com | hyperpoem.net

"One evening I seated beauty on my knees. 
 And I found her bitter,  
 And I cursed her."
- Arthur Rimbaud

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